For the second consecutive year, and the third time in five years, the St. Charles North High School mock trial team won the Illinois State Bar Association Mock Trial State Tournament and will represent Illinois at the National High School Mock Trial Tournament, held this yearfrom May 10 to May 12 in Reno, NV.
The team is presently preparing the new case, brushing up on federal rules of evidence and working on fundraising to help offset the cost of the trip.
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Lawyer coach Patrick Crimmins, who coached his 29th team this season, said he couldn’t be more proud.
“This team was rebuilt after losing seven seniors from the 2017 championship season, and they worked and scratched and clawed their way to excellence,” he said.
The championship represents the sixth straight time the team as finished second or higher. It is the first repeat champion since 2012.
“Mr. Crimmins preaches that we just need to have fun. Winning is fun,” said junior and captain Sanjeev Viswan. “We just want to go to Reno and do our best for Illinois and ourselves and, of course, have fun.”
SOURCE: St. Charles North mock trial team news release
- Editor’s Note: Senior Lizzy Kramer, who competed on the mock trial team, is a former intern for Kane County Connects.